When inside the Library, we are requiring masks for all, no matter
their vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation.
Did you know you can find recordings of the  
recent adult programs right here?
WELCOME TO THE LIBRARY! January 10-15, 2022 
For more information email: kmlinfo@biblio.org  
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Rhythm & Rhyme for 0-3s in the Junior Room and on Zoom. Beginning November 2, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. the Baby Group will meet inside the Library. You must register for the onsite program, as space is limited to 8 families each day. Please only register for Tuesday OR Wednesday, so as many families can participate in person as possible. Masks will be required for anyone 3 and up. The staff will not be masked while presenting the program, and the windows will be open.The program will be livestreamed via Zoom each day, and links are available on our website calendar. No registration is necessary to participate via Zoom. There may be a waiting list to attend in person, so please let us know if you can’t attend and/or cancel your registration. If you are unable to register, please email the Junior Room and we will add you to the waitlist. We will call the waiting list at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

  • Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch! Bring your lunch, listen to stories and enjoy a fun craft. Individual craft kits will be available. All ages. This event will be offered as a hybrid on Zoom or in person in the Junior Room of the Library. Numbers are limited and registration is required. Please register on our events calendar.
Art Exhibit: EclecticCollective: Works in Pastel, Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil and Pen/Ink by Monday Morning Group. Exhibit on display in the Gallery from January 3 - February 28, 2022. 

Tuesdays – Rhythm and Rhyme for 0-3s at 10:30 a.m. In-person in the Junior Room and via Zoom.
Wednesdays - Rhythm & Rhyme for 0-3s at 10:30 a.m. In-person in the Junior Room and via Zoom.
Thursdays – Lunch Bunch at 12:30 p.m. In-person in the Junior Room and via Zoom.

Tuesdays in January from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Journaling Through January with Barrie Kavasch. Our Our Journaling Through January is planned to stimulate our writing skills in various ways and develop more enthusiasm for wordsmith opportunities. Come to think of it, let’s embrace the New Year with excitement. Run by local writer and book LOVER, Barrie Kavasch. Free & open to the public. Please register.

Every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Kent Knitters. Come knit with all levels of knitters. Reading Room. Drop-ins Welcome.

Friday, January 14 at 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Stuffed Animal Sleepover! Your special stuffed animal friend is invited to a Stuffed Animals Only sleepover at the Library. Come by to drop off your stuffie, give them a big hug, and wish them a wonderful evening on their sleepover adventure. All ages are welcome to participate.  We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover Party Events Continue on Saturday…
Saturday, January 15 at 11:00 a.m. Stuffed Animal Storytime and Craft. Come pick up your stuffie and find out what they were up to all night long at the Library! We will read some stories about our stuffed animal friends, and do a craft. All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Wednesday, January 19 at 12:30 p.m. TAB & Book Club. Come help plan new programs and suggest new materials for the library! We also will be discussing our Book Group book- Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks. Grades 5 and up only, please. Join us on Zoom. Please email for a copy of the book and to register.

Friday, January 21 at 3:30 p.m. D&D Adventures. Come adventuring with us! First time to D&D? Love the game? This one-shot campaign is suitable for all experience levels! Grades 5 and up only, please. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.

Saturday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m. Kent Library Association Annual Meeting. The Kent Library Association, the operating entity of the Kent Memorial Library, will hold its annual meeting at the Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street. On the agenda is a review of highlights from 2021 and an election of new board members to fill a number of expiring terms. The public is invited to attend. 

Saturday, January 22 at 2:00 p.m. The Vikings presented by Tom Ryan. Join us immediately following the Kent Library Association Annual Meeting at the Kent Community House, 93 North Main Street for this talk by Kent resident and environmental archaeologist Tom Ryan. The talk will include the Norse expansion through the North Atlantic during the Middle Ages. Free & open to the public. Please register. Masks Required. Proof of vaccination is required for entry.

Saturday, January 29 at 6:00 p.m. Bricks and Books: A Dramatized History of the Kent Memorial Library. In conjunction with the Library’s 100th birthday, six readers will present a staged reading of the Library’s creation with actual contemporary accounts of Kent legends such as Mary Bacon, Orinda Pratt and Helen Roberts Bull, and explain how it came to be called the Kent Memorial Library. The reading was compiled and written by Georgianne Ensign Kent and directed by Jane Farnol. Readers include: Herman Hamelink, The Reverend Douglas Worthington, Lyra Wilder, Katherine Almquist and Joanna Tucker. St. Andrew’s Parish House, Kent, 1 North Main Street. A reception will follow. Free & open to the public. Please register. Masks Required. Proof of Vaccination is Required for Entry. Snow date: Sunday, February 6.

Saturday, January 29 at 11:00 a.m. Celebrate our Centennial, with the 1990s as our spotlight decade this month: DIY - Magic 8 ball! Join us as we make our own Magic 8 balls, and together we can “ask the ball” any yes or no question and see the answer revealed! Let’s seek answers to our question, 90s style! All ages are welcome to participate. We will be meeting in the Junior Room. Please call or email the Junior Room to register.
We received $14,038 from the American Rescue Plan Act through the Institute of Museum and Library Services and from the Connecticut State Library. Limited by the grant parameters, we purchased some Personal Protective Equipment (PPE, masks and sanitizer), a new patron counter, new cables for the charging stations, and outside furniture to take advantage of our wi-fi. Patrons can access the internet on their devices AND charge them without having to enter the building and it is available 24/7.

We are happy to be able to provide expanded work areas and resources for everyone in our community. Such improvements to increase and enhance technology access will benefit the town now and in the future. Moreover, one of the rules of the grant was that we provide a preference for the purchase of materials produced in the United States. So, we stimulated the economy too! 

Pictured above: Staff, Debbie Moerschell (r) and Kate Zarin (l) make use of our new solar powered table with charging ports and bench with a solar powered charger installed right next to it.

Check out the books we have for sale online!
Did you know about these resources?
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It is accessed through
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Ask us for more information or help! It's worth it!
One-on-One Tech Advice Need help with your iPad, iPhone, or Mac? Our Apple expert, Michael, can be reached at info@PersonalTechSupport.com.

More Tech Help Need help with any mobile phone, tablet, or e-reader including Kindle, Nook, Amazon Fire, Samsung, LG, and many other Android devices. Our all-device expert, Bryan, can be reached at justfixittech@gmail.com.
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Kent Memorial Library provides a center for collaborative engagement, education and enrichment for the greater Kent community. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 
32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut, 860-927-3761.